Bruce Levine of ESPN Chicago has confirmed that Marlon Byrd is indeed headed to the Boston Red Sox in a trade.
Marlon Byrd confirms he has been traded to Boston. Deal will beannounced after Bostongame.— Bruce Levine (@ESPNBruceLevine) April 21, 2012
Bowden is a marginal player and Bryd is a struggling veteran who is owed six-plus million dollars. The Cubs would likely pay the majority of Bryd's contract.
Despite his age and struggles, Bryd is a good flier for the Sox. He's two years removed from an All-Star season and his extremely low BABIP this season suggest he's been the victim of bad luck and will improve.